Platte River Networks, the IT company hired by Hillary Clinton to secure her private email server after leaving office as secretary of state in 2013, says it was never informed classified information had ever been on the server.
Dovetail Solutions CEO Andy Boian, who has been hired by the small Denver firm as its crisis management expert, told Fox News Channel the company was never made aware by Clinton that classified information was on the computer's hard drive.
"The job of an IT company in the capacity of Platte River is to literally manage and protect that data. We don't look at the data," Boian told "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren"
"We manage and protect it based on what our clients want, and that's what we did here."
In the case of the Clinton server, the company took possession of the device in 2013, five months after Clinton left office. It was immediately housed in a secure data center in New Jersey and was never at the company's headquarters in Denver, he said.
Reports that the server was kept in a bathroom in an apartment at the company's former headquarters are untrue, Boian said.
"I have no knowledge of any server being in any bathroom at any time ever," he said. "And that statement that it was, I don't know where it came from, but it's erroneous."
The only server that ever was kept at the site contained nothing but company invoices and other such records, former employees reportedly told Fox News.
The server was kept in the New Jersey data center until Aug. 12, when it was turned over the FBI, Boian said.
Fox reported that the Department of Defense has said Platte River does not have security clearance to hold classified material, and the company itself told Fox News that if it had been told classified material was on the server, it would have required a different kind of contract —
and that Platte River likely wouldn't have qualified for it.
Boian stressed that the company is complying with the FBI and said that it is not under investigation itself.
"This was a simple situation in which we were asked to take care of this server, to upgrade, manage and secure that data, and we did that," Boain said. "So, you know, the notion that somehow we were a part of this process is just not true."
Boain says the company had no ties to Clinton prior to taking care of the email server, and won the job through a bidding process. The Denver Post reported
that Boain's online biography says he was part of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential transition team.
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani also appeared on Van Susteren's show, saying Clinton was "grossly negligent and irresponsible" to give the server to Platte River without notifying the company it might have contained classified information.
Clinton has said she had the server wiped after aides went through emails and separated work emails from personal ones. The work-related emails have been handed over to the State Department, she said.
Giuliani is a former federal prosecutor, and told Van Susteren, a former defense lawyer, that when someone has destroyed records and is in a courtroom "you get a charge to the jury saying that that can be used for the jury to conclude inference of guilty knowledge."
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